A Christmas Guide to Bakeries and Cafes in Mumbai

A Christmas Guide to Bakeries and Cafes in Mumbai
Established in 1904, Kyani & Co stocks cakes and other baked goods Photo Credit: RAMNIKLAL MODI /

Indulge your sweet tooth with a trip to these famous bakeries and cafes in Mumbai during Christmas

OT Staff
December 24 , 2022
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It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is around the corner - churches are gearing up, streets are being lit and Christmas trees are being brought into households to spread festive cheer. All you need to complete the mood is a fine dining experience.

Should you be visiting Mumbai at the time of Yuletide, there can be few better ways to satiate your hunger than taking a tour of the city’s iconic bakeries and cafes. Here at OT, we select some of the best.


Kyani & Co.

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Sitting on the busy streets of Marine Lines, Mumbai, this popular Parsi cafe is one of the oldest in the city, being well over a 100 years old. From gooey pastries and cashew candies to the beloved mawa cakes, Kyani & Co. offers options aplenty for those looking for their dessert fix. You’d also be surprised by the nominal prices of these sweets that are high on taste and quality.

Address: Jer Mahal Estate, 657, JSS Rd, Opp. Metro Inox Theatre, Dhobi Talao, Marine Lines, Mumbai 400002

Also Read: Travel Back in Time at These Classic Bakeries in Bengaluru

A-1 Bakery

One of the most sought-after bakeries in Mumbai, this Iranian bakery has been a crowd-puller ever since the 1950s, with Christmas seeing exceptionally higher footfalls. Patrons vouch for the authenticity of their plum cake that has remained unchanged for years. Don’t forget to gorge on their lip-smacking apple pies and mawa cakes either.

The shutters open as early as 6 AM, so make your way before the sweets run out of stock.

Address: 89 B, Hill Rd, near Holy Family Hospital, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

Yazdani Bakery

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A humble set-up, historic interiors and a pleasant aroma welcome you to Yazdani Bakery. Incredible Christmas delicacies await you here - Shrewsbury cookies, ginger biscuits, fresh plum-cake loaf, and more.

Address: 11A, Cawasji Patel Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai 400001

Also Read: A Guide to Mumbai’s Iconic Irani Cafes

American Express Bakery

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Another institution that has been running for over a century, this iconic bakery run by the Carvalhos is a must-visit if you wish to sample traditional Christmas treats - Dundee cake, Scottish Christmas cake, apple pies, plum pudding and more. You will find another outlet on Hill Road, a stone’s throw away from the A-1 Bakery.

Address: AEB House, 66 A, Mirza Ghalib Marg, Ashadham Colony, Byculla, Mumbai 400008

Also Read: Get The Perfect Christmas Cake From These 5 Iconic Bakeries In India

Vienna Bakery

The special Christmas plum cakes at Vienna Bakery are counted among the city’s best. So, plan a trip early to avoid a long wait in the queue. You can opt for more traditional fare as well - dry fruit cakes, banana wafers, croissants, rolls, pastries, among others.

Address: 125, Vakola Pipe Lane, behind St. Anthony Church, Siddharath Nagar, Santacruz East, Mumbai 400055

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